Kirk Woundy, communications and grants manager for the National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate in Colorado Springs, holds "Below the Surface" posters created for an awareness campaign to prevent youth suicide. (Mark Reis, Special to The Colorado Sun)

What’s behind Colorado’s new suicide prevention campaign? Real teen voices

A local, youth-led effort to promote a suicide text line was so successful, the state is copying it

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Author John Nizalewski follows the footsteps of one of his favorite authors in tales of the Southwest

In "Chronicles of the Forbidden," he displays the influence of regional icon Frank Waters in his essays on the deserts and mesas that "form a landscape that dwells on the edge of the transcendent"

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Torrential storm, vibrations of holy energy arise from forbidden objects and places

In this excerpt, author John Nizalowski weaves an intricate tapestry, rich with detail, of ancient tradition that still speaks